Traumatismes dus aux accidents de la circulation dans la Ville de Awalpindi (Pakistan)

Translated title of the contribution: Road traffic injuries in Rawalpindi city, Pakistan

U. Farooq, J. A. Bhatti, M. Siddiq, M. Majeed, N. Malik, Junaid Razzak, M. M. Khan

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Data on road traffic accident (RTA) injuries and their outcome are scarce in Pakistan. This study assessed patterns of RTA injuries reported in Rawalpindi city using standard surveillance methods. All RTA injury patients presenting to emergency departments of 3 tertiary care facilities from July 2007 to June 2008 were included. RTA injuries (n = 19 828) accounted for 31.7% of all injuries. Among children aged 0-14 years females suffered twice as many RTA injuries as males (21.3% versus 11.4%), whereas this trend reversed for the age group 15-24 years (41.9% versus 21.7%). One-fifth of injuries were either fractures or concussion. Severity and outcome of injuries were worse for the age group 45 years and older. For every road traffic death in Rawalpindi city, 29 more people were hospitalized and 177 more received emergency department care. These results suggest the need for better RTA injury surveillance to identify preventive and control measures for the increasingly high road disease burden in this city.

Original languageArabic
Pages (from-to)647-653
Number of pages7
JournalEastern Mediterranean Health Journal
Volume17
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Traffic Accidents
Wounds and Injuries
Hospital Emergency Service
Age Groups
Emergency Medical Services
Tertiary Healthcare

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Farooq, U., Bhatti, J. A., Siddiq, M., Majeed, M., Malik, N., Razzak, J., & Khan, M. M. (2011). Traumatismes dus aux accidents de la circulation dans la Ville de Awalpindi (Pakistan). Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 17(9), 647-653.

Traumatismes dus aux accidents de la circulation dans la Ville de Awalpindi (Pakistan). / Farooq, U.; Bhatti, J. A.; Siddiq, M.; Majeed, M.; Malik, N.; Razzak, Junaid; Khan, M. M.

In: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, Vol. 17, No. 9, 09.2011, p. 647-653.

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Farooq, U, Bhatti, JA, Siddiq, M, Majeed, M, Malik, N, Razzak, J & Khan, MM 2011, 'Traumatismes dus aux accidents de la circulation dans la Ville de Awalpindi (Pakistan)', Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, vol. 17, no. 9, pp. 647-653.
Farooq, U. ; Bhatti, J. A. ; Siddiq, M. ; Majeed, M. ; Malik, N. ; Razzak, Junaid ; Khan, M. M. / Traumatismes dus aux accidents de la circulation dans la Ville de Awalpindi (Pakistan). In: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. 2011 ; Vol. 17, No. 9. pp. 647-653.
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